7. You’re at Walmart’s mercy
When a new Walmart opens it often results in local businesses going under. So what happens if Walmart later decides to close its doors? You may be out of luck, as it might be more difficult to find the basic goods and supplies you’re used to purchasing. Of course, you can buy some items online, but you’ll have to pay and wait for shipping. This is exactly what happened in one North Carolina community, as Time reports.
Also, the employees of the Walmart that closes will suddenly be out of work. It will be more difficult for them to find new jobs, since local stores have gone out of business. That said, the benefit of a Walmart closure is that local business may be able to make a comeback. But for a period, it will be difficult for many residents.